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- bye to borders. the leaving of one of the last big chains is a loss, starting friday you will be able to get big discounts. >> in just a few days borders books will start a store wide liquidation. it'll be the final chapter of one of the biggest booksellers and it's a sad story for book lovers everywhere. >> i'm just shaken. i can't believe. they were talking about it but it's -- this time and age. that's crazy. >> really sad because i come here like every week. >> reporter: in 2009 they closed 200 mall stores, last february they filed for chapter 8 but it never bounced back. they were hit hard by the move away from brick and mortar stores toward online booksellers. here is what customers need to know. clearance sale start friday and run through september. all sales are final. the good news is gift cards will still be honored but no new cards will be sold. over 10,000 workers will be laid off including many in greater baltimore and the dc area. you have a few more weeks to pick up bargins and remember. >> it'll be missed. >> she was enjoying a family vacation in a foot of water.
shows up at 6:00 to drop off some tables for a big bash coming up on saturday. >> to leave a cat by the shelter when you can see that we don't open until the next morning would be a death sentence for the cat. the cat would have sat there all night, we would have had bad news when we came in this morning. this poor cat would have been dead. >> the cat's name is cheese puffs. cheesy was very scared but has been a lap cat for most of the day today. he is going to get shots and be up for adoption next week. small miracles will be celebrating its fifth anniversary on saturday with a huge adoption event. that's why they needed the tables, proving cat miracles happen. abc2 news. >>> thanks a lot, jamie. this heat is just as dangerous for us as it is for our pets. abc2 is working for you with ways to keep your four legged friends cool. take along plenty of fresh water when you go for a walk. make sure to take frequent breaks in the shade and avoid hot ground. put sunscreen on your dog's nose, and pay close attention to make sure your pet does not get over heated. >>> tonight we are wor
. the incredible story of a family who risked it all to chase their 24 karat dreams and came up big. how one stubborn couple started a modern gold rush. >>> and margarita master. it's the ultimate summertime indulgence. the perfect treat to beat the heat. but it didn't happen by accident. meet the man who invented this frozen miracle. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with er the cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city and terry moran in washington, this is "nightline," july 20th, 2011. >> good evening. well, it's not only hot, it's deadly hot. at least 22 people have died so far in the heat wave currently sweeping the country. and conditions will only get more dangerous in the coming days, forecasters say. factors such as relative humidity of more than 0% and little or no wind are making temperatures that are already high feel downright unbearable. here's abc's john donvan with a snapshot of our sizzling states. >> reporter: it's all over the map this heat. 106 degrees in wichita. 98 in milwaukee. oklahoma city, 106. 99 in chicago. and while it seems to be going n
. >>> big winners during the heatwave are ice cream shops. double digit increases in the business because there's no such thing as bad ice cream cones but there's signs how different it will melt. the height sugar content, the less likely it will melt faster -- the higher the sugar content, the less likely it will melt faster. is it too early for ice cream? >> no. that's what i have meteorologist orders. i put that on my facebook sometimes and the meteor gist orders a ice cream, ice cream and more ice cream. yes. it's going to be a hot one. right now, that moisture is coming in at 75. that's the dew point. so we are feeling oppressive everywhere close do 8 -- to 08 in east ofnlt it's -- 80 in easton. it is sicken outside. the -- sickening outside. the weather pattern has the heat moving into today, tomorrow and saturday. the satellite radar not picking up on a lot. we will see plenty of sunshine going throughout the day. hazy in nature but the sunshine is beating down on us. slight chance for maybe an isolated shower or thunderstorm to move in as we go into the afternoon. but the tropics
dallas at 18 days of 100 degrees, shifted to the east today what that is, imagine a big lid on a pot, because all the worst heat is trapped underneath that dome. and the dome can't really move out of the way. it's being held in place. and a little dribble of cool air will move across the northern part of the country and give relief in northern areas. but no one else gets any relief from this big block of heat. >> until early next week. sam champion tonight and rich besser here, thank you. >>> we're going to turn to new warnings just as people flood into america's national parks for vacation. this alert comes after that tragedy that took three young looichls at yosemite. they were swept over a 317-foot waterfall. abc's david wright tonight on the other weather extreme that likely played a role in this. >> reporter: the majestic beauty be deadly if you get too close. in yosemite, a massive snow melt has made the water falls even more beautiful than usual. three young adults ignored the warning signs and jumped over the guardrails for a better view. >> i saw a girl sitting on the ledge
: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar but it's already left the prime minister scrambling, the head of scotland yard has resigned, and a skating parliamentary report accused rupert murdoch's company of deliberately trying to thwart a criminal investigation into the illegal activities of his newspaper here. >> isn't it time that we sent this non-tax paying murdoch back from whence he came? >> reporter: the prime minister didn't have to. murdoch boarded his private jet to fly home to the u.s. no doubt happy to leave london and all the turbulence behind. jeffrey cough rkofman, abc news loloon. >> certainly not over yet though as this continues to grow and we're investigating issues here. people, perhaps 9/11 victims, who might have had their cell phones hacked. >> it's scary. judging by the atmosphere there. and the number two, headlines in australia this morning, now that country may be stepping into the investigation to see if phone hacking occurred on their turf. so this thing's snowballing out of control. >> that's for sure. agreed. although you can hop in your private je
.s. space program, thihiis a big one, the final shuttle landing ever bringing hundreds of job layoffs with it. >>> shark attack. a 6-year-old girl bitten by a shark in a foot and a half of water. how totay safe at the shore. >>> out of the wild, a leopard's rampage on a village all caught on camera. >>> good morning, everybody. well, like the dollar bill and air force one, nasa's space shuttles are known around the world, symbols of america's might. >> yeah, it's been quite a feat and this morning a bittersweet milestone, the final landing of 135th mission. the 30-year-old program ends with the homecoming of "atlantis" to the international space station. the predawn landing marks the 25th time the shuhule has landed in darkness but the end of the era is bringing big changes to nasa. >> abc's lisa stark is live at kennedy space center on this momentous morning. what is the mood there right now? >> reporter: well, g gd morning, peggy and rob. i think it's a mixed mood. there is always a little bit of but irflies. still have to bring the shuttle home safely but people are nervous, anxiou
the lockout could be coming to a close. i feel like we say that a lot. >> we say it every day. >> a big vote expected today in atlanta. >> reporter: they do so much when things get out of hand. i am linda so. firefighters from around the country will be coming to baltimore. why this year's firehouse expo convention will be especially emotional. >>> hi. we all know where we were, what we were doing. it's hard to forget. we are talking about september lent 11th. that's especially true for fire fighters who put their lives on the line to save others. linda so is live at the baltimore convention center to see how thousands of fire fighters will pay tribute today. >> reporter: a lot is planned for this annual fire convention. the firehouse expo happens every year here. what makes this special is the we are coming up on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. a lot of moving tributes involved here and one involves this book written by harvey eisner. tell us about this. this is really detailed look at what happened that day. >>i was able to interview 95 firefighters on the scene before, during and after the
.s. jurisdiction. >> now big name golf companies like cleveland are getting involved. they are teaching custom agents to stop fakes and putting pressure on the chinese government to shut down the counterfeit plans. the vp of global security say they have a big handicap. >> completely stopped counterfeiting. i would say is probably next to impossible. >> so what is the result to golfers who buy the fake stuff? >> could put a divot in safety. the company says other fake equipment could injure people. >> it is inferior materials. >> if a sub par club opportunity take your head off, it will chip at your game. it can also impact the product's performance. not to mention it's going to wac your bank account. fake golf clubs aren't much cheaper than the real thing. michael is riding off his score and warns counterfeit stuff is more prevalent than you think. >> it's difficult to think that you a bright, educated individual who can be taken advantage of. >> experts say to protect yourself from getting stuck with a counterfeit, always buy online from an authorized dealer. watch out for deals that
and washington boulevard. charley. >> thanks. >>> our big story is we brought you as breaking news at 11 last night. the ronald mcdonald house astaple of downtown baltimore was overrun with red and blue lights. >> ten people were taken to the hospital and this morning we are learning the details of this developing story. sherrie johnson joins us in the studio with a look at some of the theories and where the investigation stands now. sherrie. >> reporter: well, right now authorities are still trying to figure out what made several people very significant lft night. they were all staying at the -- very sick last night. they were all staying at the ronald mcdonald's house. they went to check for co poisoning or anything else that could be hazardous. they didn't find any signs of danger. authorities say it's too soon if it was a case of food poisoning but they are investigating. people staying at the house areaway from their homes to take care of their sick children in baltimore. once again, authorities plan to continue looking into a cause for the illnesses. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> stat
's headline, ad more people to the big heat. >>> emergency rooms are at 100% capacity in cincinnati, ohio. roads in louisiana are buckling under heat stress. livestock is dying in record numbers in minnesota and south dakota. >> it's bad. it's terrible. >> reporter: and the hottest heat wave in the midwest in 23 years is moving east. nearly half of the entire u.s. population, 141 million americans across 2 dozen states now are under heat advisories. one-two punch of record heat compared with unbearable humidity, the highest heat index, 126 in council bluff, iowa. heat like this is now taxing the power grid leads to thousands of power outages in the midwest meaning no air conditioner. >> the lower level of the house is cooler. i try not to go upstairs. >>> and tension is rising. power crews were forced to leave this chicago street after being harassed by an angry neighbor. the food supply is feeling the stress too. terry swales of wqad is in iowa. >> reporter: here in the quad cities, the heat and humidity has really been stressing the crops especially the corn and farmers are very concern
your family into some place new, you may do a home inspection, there's a big secret nobody has to share. tonight at 11:00, we'll show you how you could move into a meth lab. could be very hazardous to your family. drugs are a huge problem here in maryland. since 2004, police busted 13 labs, but they can be hard to track, because the labs can pop up and disappear quickly and their impact is lasting. >>> doesn't seem like a lot, but it might be 13 places that were not cleaned up properly, that families live in now, maybe a hotel room that was a mess. cook one night, two nights later a family is occupying it. >> tonight at 11:00, we'll show you how to track former meth labs. if you want to see those signs that your home may have been a meth lab in the past. does your house have a criminal past? you'll see our story pop up. we put this clickable interactive feature on the bottom of this story. you can basically look at the home itself and click on different target signs so you can see what they are frosted or blacked out windows. go inside the house itself to see other signs that might pop
back on the 30- year history of the program in nasa. >>> 6:45. another big story this morning, scorching temperatures today. and we are going to be pushing 100 degrees. >> a live look downtown in baltimore. but it's the humidity that is giving the problems this morning. we didn't get to 95. >> i know. it's hard to believe the plants we were seeing weren't wilting because i think that's how you feel when you step outside. >> give me some water. >> so the high temperatures forcing city schools code red summer programs to be closed today and tomorrow. >> affecting schools without air conditioning only. lynette charles when can we spec a break? >> -- expect a break. >> i am thinking tuesday. around 95 on sunday and the forecast goes 92 into the 90s upper 80s. so, that's what i am thinking. right now, though, the moisture levels they are up there. it's so moi's moist outside and sultry. we can see the 70s o-- it's so moist outside and sultry. we can see the 70s. the dome of high pressure is a heat dome and that's what's moving into our area for today and as we go throughout the beg
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